The charities vision is ‘to improve the lives of those affected by cervical cancer and to work towards a future where cervical cancer is a thing of the past’ – jostrust.org.uk
The trust was set up in 1999 by James Maxwell in memory of his wife who passed away from cervical cancer aged just 40 years old.
After Jo was diagnosed, they found it hard to find quality, in depth information around Cervical Cancer and it was both James and Jo’s dream that one day people affected by Cervical Cancer would be able to access up-to-date quality information easily. Also Jo wanted people to be able to communicate with those individuals in a similar situation.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust was created to do just that. The trust provides information and support to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They are the only charity in the UK who offer such a dedicated service to cervical cancer and they also work tirelessly to raise awareness of prevention, and campaign to improve treatment and care of those affected.
With help being provided online, through support groups and over the phone the team can can be there every step of the way.
The last fifteen years has seen the trust and it’s supporters work tirelessly to help raise awareness of cervical cancer along with how it is caused, how it can be prevented and how to spot the symptoms and signs of cervical cancer.
Over the next few weeks I will look at all the above and let you know how you can get involved with the awareness week and the charity itself.